Information For Accepted Students

This section outlines the process for accepted candidates from the moment they are notified about their acceptance via the Applicant Portal up to their actual arrival to CEU.


Admissions decisions are published on the Applicant Portal.
Acceptance Offers are published in the Applicant Portal (official name: study agreement, see attached template). Once you receive an offer, please make sure to read it carefully, as it stipulates terms and conditions of the study offer, including program length, required fees, required documents you need to submit, etc.
You then have the option to either accept the offer or decline it ("Respond to Offer").

Please note: The Acceptance Offer cannot be used for visa application purposes. The CEU Admissions Office issues a separate document to those students who require a study visa (see also Step 3).


Every candidate accepted to CEU is to pay a registration fee of EUR 100 in order to confirm their acceptance of the study offer. Candidates can accept their offer and pay the registration fee via the Applicant Portal.  Your place of study is only confirmed once the registration fee payment has reached CEU.
For accepted candidates who have confirmed their place of study but do not enroll after all, the registration fee is non-refundable.


Accepted candidates who are citizens of countries that are not part of the European Union (EU) or European Economic Area (EEA) and who do not hold a permanent residency permit in the EU/EEA area need to apply for a residency permit or study visa (read detailed guidelines here). The CEU Admissions Office provides a "confirmation of acceptance for visa purposes"  sent to the accepted candidates by email. For further information read our detailed guidelines

Citizens of EU/EEA member states may travel to Austria (and, in the case of a few programs, Hungary) without a study visa. However they need to obtain a registration card for the duration of the studies in Austria (or Hungary). For more information please visit the relevant section of the CEU Online Orientation.


In order to be able to enroll and start their studies at CEU, accepted candidates must submit their academic documents to the CEU Admissions Office no later than August 31, 2021, via postal mail or in person (the mailing address and guidelines are available here).